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Administration Of Elementary Education In Odisha: Role Of Village Education Committee


  • Premananda Mishra
  • Radhakanta Gartia


The study investigated role perception of Village Education Committee (VEC) members with regard to their planning, attitude, and involvement for improvement of quality education and the actual activities or performances they were being able to carry out. Sample for the present study consisted of 1120 VEC members from four districts Odisha state viz. Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Nayagarh and Puri. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed in the selection of VEC members. Semi-structured interviews, an interest inventory and an observation schedule were used for the collection of data. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics like Mean and Standard Deviation. A big gap between the role perception and performance of VEC members was found with respect to the maintanance of school building, using parent-contact as an important aspect of teacching-learning proccess, impletition of govertment programs and administrative functions of the school. However, most of the VEC members recognized their training need relating to the activities of the administrative functions of the schools. Key words: administration, village education committee, education

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  • Premananda Mishra & Radhakanta Gartia, 2013. "Administration Of Elementary Education In Odisha: Role Of Village Education Committee," Working papers 2013-12-6, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-12-6

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